01 Dec '11, 3pm

Prefab building is incredible. Watch this house go up in two days.

Prefab building is incredible. Watch this house go up in two days.

Brockport Home Systems /Promo image Most of the prefab houses that we show on TreeHugger are the high-end, architecturally jazzy type, usually modular with big boxes towed down the road. But it isn't the only way to prefab. Visiting Construct Canada , I noticed a video of a house being built by Brockport Home Systems that builds floor and wall panels in the factory, and assembles them on site. While the houses are pretty ordinary, many of the benefits we ascribe to prefabrication, such as increased quality and reduced waste, all apply here. Robert Kok P.Eng, Director of Research & Development, explains: Once the panels are built, we transport them directly from our Brockport facility to the site. Our goal is to enclose the home as quickly as possible to protect the interior from the elements. The difference in construction time is dramatic. In fact, the overall constructio...

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